My favorite 10 Stampin’ Up! retiring items that I’ll miss

Actually, I had a hard time narrowing my favorites down to 10, it’s really a list of 12! My top three are the Layering Ovals and Layering Squares dies and the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I use them all the time! I love using all my dies because they give a project so much more impact with so little effort! Check these three out.

My next favorite retiring items are the Subtle 3D, Old World Paper 3D and Scripty 3D embossing folders. Texture, texture and more texture to your card with one simple run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine! Check out these three embossing folders.

And there are three stamp sets you must have in your craft room – Many Mates, Here’s a Card and Well Said stamp sets. With these three, you will have almost all the words and phrases you’ll ever need for your card-making adventures. Check them out.

And last, but not least, you’ll want to get these punches, the 1-1/2″, 2″ and 2-1/4″ circle punches. Yes, we have circle dies that you can use, but these punches are quick and easy to use when you don’t want to pull out your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Check them out.

So take a few minutes to look at these items and the other retiring things today. All are available while supplies last, or through May 3, whichever comes first.

Still time to sign up for the incredible April Paper Pumpkin kit!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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Flowers for Every Season – get them now

It’s almost time for a new annual Stampin’ Up! catalog. Where did this year go? The Flowers for Every Season card pack are on sale while supplies last. I thought I’d share some of the cards I made with the Memories & More card pack and the matching cards and envelopes. The Memories & More card packs make card making easy, quick and fun to make with just a few supplies. And you can also use them to create photo albums to preserve your memories.

Here are some of the cards I created this past weekend.

And I still have these 4″ x 6″ and 3″ x 4″ and lots of stickers cards left! I just need more cards & envelopes, or I could pull out a set of note cards & envelopes to make some smaller cards.

Here’s the items I used to make these cards – be sure to get them before they run out (May 3 at the latest).

WOW…look how many cards you can make for so little! Try this Flowers for Every Season Memories & More card pack on sale. Once you do, I’m sure you’ll want to try some of the other Stampin’ Up! Memories & More card packs. Later this week I’ll show you the wonderful masculine cards I made from the World of Good Memories & More card pack.

Don’t forget, Paper Pumpkin kits are another way to easily create cards. Here’s what is coming in April’s kit. Just be sure to sign-up with me (Janice Baranowski) by April 10!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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Garden of daisies for spring and Easter

Yesterday I shared my Timeless Tulips Easter cards. Another spring flower my mom had in her garden was Daisies. So out came my Daisy Lane stamp set and the Daisy and Medium Daisy punches to create more spring and Easter cards (I have a lot of family around the country that I want to send cards). BTW – the retired list for the 2020-21 Annual catalog came out yesterday and I’m glad to say that both the Daisy Lane and the Timeless Tulips stamp sets and matching punches are not retiring! So time for you to get those sets and make some cards!

This is another set of quick & easy cards to make. I continued using the Basic White note cards and envelopes along with the same DSP I used in yesterday’s post. This first card I used the Daisy and Medium Daisy punches to create the daisy from the Calypso Coral DSP. I punched a small circle for the center out of the Granny Apple Green which I also used as the background layer. I added a leftover vellum piece from my February Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin kit. I love that there are always leftover pieces from my kits that I can use for other projects – check them out! The Easter greeting, from Timeless Tulips, is stamped in Calypso Coral ink on a scrap of Basic White. I die cut the tag with my Stitched Rectangles dies and added it with dimensionals.

For my second card, I stamped the daisies with Calypso Coral ink onto a piece of Basic White card stock. I punched them and layered them together for two daisies. My background is a piece of the Oh So Ombre Bermuda Bay paper. I added the daisies to the left and then created the two tags, both out of the “bubble” side of the Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green DSP. I stamped the greeting in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and popped the greeting tag up on dimensionals. Another quick and easy card, and in happy spring colors.

On this last card, I added a piece of the Daffodil Delight DSP on an angle to the note card. I stamped three daisies in Calypso Coral ink on a Basic White piece. I also stamped a daisy on a sticky note, then fussy cut it out to use as a “mask” to stamp my stems around the flowers. I dry embossed that entire piece with the Subtle embossing folder (note – so sad this embossing folder is retiring May 3, so if you don’t have it yet, be sure to get it! It’s very versatile and adds a wonderful texture to any of your projects!). After wrapping a piece of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam binding ribbon around it and tying a bow, I added it on top with dimensionals. I stamped my greeting on another piece of the Daffodil Delight DSP. Beautiful spring colors for an Easter card.

Have you made any cards with the Daisy Lane stamp set and matching punches? Let me know in the comments below which card is your favorite. Here’s what you need to make these cards:

That’s it for today. Don’t forget to check out the retiring 2020-21 Annual Catalog product list. These items will only be available only as supplies last or through May 3.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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Tulips for Easter

When I was growing up my mom, aunt and grandmother all had tulips in their spring gardens. We knew it was finally spring with mostly warmer weather (although growing up in Omaha we were known to get snow even in May!) when the tulips started blooming.

When I realized Easter was just around the corner, I needed Easter cards to send to my family. I was inspired by a card I created last year with the Pleased as Punch DSP (see here). The first thing I did was pull out my Timeless Tulips stamp set and Tulip builder punch. I used a pack of Whisper White (old pack, new one is Basic White) note cards and envelopes and my Oh So Ombre SAB DSP and 2019 Brights DSP papers.

The SAB Oh so Ombre DSP had the beautiful spring colors, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green to compliment my Rococo Rose tulips. I use my Tulip Builder punch to create the front tulip out of the Rococo Rose DSP then used the Subtle embossing folder to add texture to the tulip. I stamped the smaller tulips from the Timeless Tulips stamps, also in Rococo Rose and the stems in Granny Apple Green. I fussy cut them out and added to my card. The punch tulip has dimensionals to pop it up. I stamped my Easter greeting on a piece for the Bermuda Bay DSP from the collection and die cut if with the Stitched Rectangles dies. I added a linen thread bow. Simple and quick card.

This next card used my 2019-20 Brights DSP for the spring colors of Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green. My tulip was punched in the Calypso Coral DSP with the Granny Apple Green calico print for the leaves. I layered it on the Daffodil Delight DSP script. My greeting was stamped in Calypso Coral ink on a Basic White tag and added to the DSP tag. This was popped up with dimensionals for effect. I added a triple bow tied with my leftover February Paper Pumpkin kit.

You can create these cards using a pack of the Note Cards & envelopes with this year’s Brights DSP patterns. Here’s the supplies you’ll need to create these quick Easter cards.

Let me know in the comments which card you like the best. Tomorrow I’ll show you how I branched out (pun intended!) to creating Daisy Easter cards.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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